German Kar98k

The German Kar98k was the standard German rifle of WWII.

German Kar 98k

German WWII Kar98k with a German WWII Bayonet in Scabbard.

The Kar 98k was a shortened version of the Kar 98 used by the Germans in the first world war.  It was the standard German rifle of World War 2.  The Mauser design was very accurate, reliable, and had a smooth bolt action. 

Though stampings replaced several milled parts later in the war, quality of German Mausers remained high and even those made in 1945 were servicible.  

There are endless variations and there were over a dozen major manufacturers.  An extensive Kar 98k collection could have dozens of guns.  Many of these guns have had the Waffenamts and other German markings removed but recent imports from Russia still have the German markings.

Caliber - 8mm Mauser (7.92x57mm).

Receiver - Milled with Waffenamts and codes intact.

Bolt - Blackened with turned down handle.

Barrel - 23.4”.  Rifle is 43.7” long and weighs 8.2 lbs to 9.0 lbs.

Stocks - Laminated wood with bolt disassembly escutcheon on the butt.  Mid war style front stock cap.

Magazines - 5 rd integral box with stamped cover.

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